It is a little known fact that the inception of TLDC started long before Darren and Nick Taylor met in 2011, or when Andrew joined the Team in 2012. Really, the history of the company stretches all the way back to 1807, when a serial entrepreneur by the name of Ralph Dodd sent a prospectus to potential investors outlining his plans for a new distillery. Having grown tired of the pernicious quality of spirits being retailed at the time, establishing such a company, in his mind, was a necessity, a virtue and "a national good".
The London Distillery Company as Ralph Dodd dreamt it over two hundred years ago was never fully realised. But his vision, to provide the British public with Genuine British Spirits of the best quality and without any adulteration, is a noble one that we at TLDC continue to champion today.
Drink Genuine British Spirits.
We are committed to sourcing only the purest organic ingredients – from malt to spirit to botanicals – as locally and ethically as possible.
We are a green, eco-friendly company, and we are determined to power the distillery using only hydrocarbon-alternative energy by 2015.
Low carbon footprint
We are continuously striving to lower our carbon-footprint, whether this means buying our botanicals from countries closer to home or encouraging local bakeries to use our spent grain for making bread.
Distilling is an energy-intensive process, so we have designed a unique cooling water system to recover heat from our copper stills for use elsewhere.
Who's making it happen
The team at TLDC is made up of accomplished professionals from all walks of life. Whether it's craft brewing, trademark law, or tree surgery, each member brings with them their own unique perspective and skill set.